Summit County Ski Resorts Opening Days 2022

Winter is upon us with the first snow already gracing most of the peaks in and around Summit County, Colorado. Now is the time to get out your ski/snowboard gear, tune, wax and prepare for the opening days across the 8 ski resorts within 45 minutes of Summit County. Below are the estimated or exact (depending on early snowfall and snowmaking operations) opening dates for these resorts.

Skiing in Keystone, Colorado.

Vail Resorts has announced that they are planning to open Keystone Ski Resort as early as possible in October. Some have rumored that they will open on October 22, 2022. 

Known for having the longest ski/ride season in Colorado, Arapahoe Basin is slated to open October 22, 2022. Passes/Lift Tickets are still available with a variety of options: Full Season Pass, Military Pass, Midweek Season Pass, Sunday-Only Pass, Fall Pass, Uphill Access Pass (no lift access), single day lift tickets and more. 

With 1,800 acres of terrain and only 53 miles from Denver, Loveland Ski Area is planning to open October 22, 2022. However, as we know from years past if we get early snow Loveland, A-Basin and Keystone will race to be the first to open, who will it be this year?

Starting their 61st season the Breckenridge Ski Resort is expected to open on November 11, 2022. Typically they open Peak 8 first with access via the BreckConnect Gondola.

Vail Ski Area is also opening the same day as Breckenridge on November 11, 2022. Did you know that Riva Ridge is Vail’s longest run at 4 miles!

Copper Mountain will be starting their 50th season on November 14, 2022. Be on the lookout for the opening day schedule as Copper Mountain is planning to start their 50th season with a bang! 

With a base elevation of 8,100 feet, Beaver Creek will open a bit later than its fellow ski resorts on November 23, 2022. Yearly the average snowfall is around 325 inches, maybe this year will be even more!

With a wide variety of terrain especially for beginners Ski Cooper is a great option located just outside of Leadville. Ski Cooper is looking to open on December 7, 2022.

EpicMix Time - New Lift Line Forecast

EpicMix Time courtesy of Vail Resorts

New to the app this year is EpicMix Time which will provide users with a full day forecast of lift line times. This should help skiers and boarders make the most out of their day on the slope and give users the knowledge of when the quicker lift lines are for your favorite lifts.

Love visiting Summit County and skiing all our majestic ski resorts and looking to avoid the I-70 traffic by owning real estate in Summit County? Contact Krystal (Knott) Rudolph and Brett Rudolph to assist you in finding your ideal mountain getaway. You can reach Krystal at 970.333.0116 or Brett at 970.462.1416 or email us directly at We look forward to making your dreams a reality!

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